Sales Tax Information
Iowa State University (ISU), as a state educational institution, is exempt from paying state sales tax or local option sales tax on goods or services purchased in the state of Iowa. Payment of state excise tax and hotel/motel taxes are still required. For more information, visit the following: Hotel/Motel Tax
The states listed below also grant tax-exempt status to Iowa State University for goods or services purchased while the buyer is in their state. As indicated below, a form or copy of a letter is usually required. These forms or letters may be obtained by clicking on the state link below or by filling out our tax exemption form.
Student organizations should contact Student Organizations Accounting 294-5182 or email Jamie Rehlander Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org for this form.
Iowa State University is tax-exempt in the following states:
If the item is being shipped to Iowa, you need an Iowa Tax Exemption Certificate. If you are having the company ship to a state other than Iowa, you should refer to the chart below for that state.
(Click on state to access link to specific forms)
|Colorado||Need Iowa form showing Vendor name.|
|Florida||Need copy of Florida exemption certificate.|
|Idaho||Need copy of letter from Idaho.|
|Illinois||Need copy of letter from Illinois.|
|Indiana||Exempt only for conference rooms, meeting rooms and AV equipment.
Contact Procurement Services for form and information.
Need Iowa Tax Exemption Form - Click to fill out form request
|Kansas||Need copy of letter from Kansas.|
|Kentucky||Need copy of letter from Kentucky.|
|Maine||Need copy of Maine exemption certificate.|
|Massachusetts||Need copy of Massachusetts exemption certificate.|
|Michigan||Need to fill out Michigan form and present at time of purchase.|
|Minnesota||Need to fill out Minnesota exemption certificate and present at time of purchase. Hospitality, lodging and meals are not tax exempt.|
|Mississippi||Need copy of letter from Mississippi.|
|Missouri||Need copy of letter from Missouri.|
|New York||Need completed New York form.|
|North Dakota||Need copy of North Dakota exemption certificate at time of purchase.|
|Ohio||Need completed copy of Ohio blanket certificate.|
|Rhode Island||Need copy of letter from Rhode Island and a copy Iowa exemption certificate.|
|South Dakota||Need copy of letter from South Dakota.|
|Texas||Need completed Texas form - No sales tax is charged on hotel rooms, however ISU is not exempt from state & local taxes on hotel rooms.|
|Washington D.C.||Need copy of letter form Washington D.C.|
Iowa State University is not tax exempt in the following states:
The following states do not have a general sales tax:
|Alaska||May need to pay a city or local government tax.|
|Hawaii||No sales tax, but a gross receipts tax.|
|New Hampshire||Must pay meals and rooms tax.|
*Delaware did not respond with information regarding tax-exempt status.